Space Coast Tech Council Preparing For Largest-Ever Florida TechXpo Set For October 9
By Kathryn Creedy // October 7, 2015
showcasing Florida technology industries
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – Florida’s Premier Technology & Innovation Exposition – the Florida TechXpo – will be held on October 9 and showcase Florida technology industries with interactive exhibits and technology-based workshops.
Organized by the Space Coast Tech Council and Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, this year’s TechXpo will be larger and more diversified than previous years with as many as 100 high-tech companies and manufacturers exhibiting in two buildings and an outdoor exhibit area on the Eastern Florida State College Aviation Center campus located next to the Melbourne International Airport terminal.
The exposition showcases the region’s top technology firms in areas such as aerospace, aviation, cybersecurity, 3D manufacturing, composites, cloud computing, simulators, sensors, renewable energy, drones/robotics/unmanned vehicle systems, medical technologies and telecommunications.
TechXpo is also an important event for Brevard area students.
This year, approximately 250 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students from area high schools will be engaged by Former Shuttle Astronaut Winston Scott, now senior vice president for external relations and economic development for Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and Julie Moore, assistant professor of aviation science and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy as an F-16 pilot. They will be visiting the exposition floor to interact with exhibitors.
The two-day event kicks off with the Technovation Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 8, at the Hilton Melbourne Beach, sponsored by Florida Institute of Technology.
Jerry Ross, Executive Director of the National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando will be the keynote speaker at this event, which honors the companies and individuals that have had the greatest technological impact on our region.
The Technovation Awards Banquet features congressional awards in technology, presented to local companies for their impact on Florida’s technology community.
Winners in 2014 have included Thales, Structural Composites, Modus Operandi and Vision Engineering.
The gala event will be followed by the all-day TechXpo sponsored by Thales, Rapid Prototyping Services, Eastern Florida State College, PNC Bank, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne International Airport, Berman Hopkins Wright & Laham, All Cities Expo and AM 1300 WMEL.
CLICK HERE to register for Florida TechXpo.
Nominations are now open for this year’s Technovation award winners and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for the Technovation Awards click here.